DR. MITCHELL IS THE UNDISPUTED AND DESERVING WINNER OF TAKING ORDINARY WORKERS INTO A FOOL’S PARADISE

by Ray Roberts Grenadian workers need to rekindle the passion to struggle intensely, and protect their hard earned benefits. The rich and treasured history of May Day, Labour Day, unites the workers of the world to struggle against injustice of all kinds. And, as such, the Labour movement is irreplaceable in society regardless of their shortcomings. The fact is Government cannot be trusted because the key decision makers are generally capital and business oriented, and some even with a dislike for organised labour. Nevertheless, each year, May Day arouses the workers around the world to rekindle the memories of their … Continue reading

Ossie trial starts next Tuesday

Known as one of the most feared and notorious gangsters on the island, repeat offender Aldin “Ossie” Phillip is to stand trial next week Tuesday at the High Court for the offence of Robbery with Violence. The date was set when Phillip appeared Monday before Guyanese-born High Court Judge, Madam Justice Paula Gilford at the No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street. Police Prosecutors believe that “Ossie” along with four (4) other men, all from St. George’s, ranging between ages of 18 and 40 were responsible for a spate of robberies on the island, most of which occurred between … Continue reading

CARICOM DIVIDE MUST BE BRIDGED

It’s no secret that the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) are divided over the response to the situation in Venezuela. Detractors of the CARICOM project and Caribbean integration have seized upon the obvious cleavage in the grouping to advance their view that not only is Caribbean integration not possible, it isn’t even desirable. It might surprise these detractors to know that CARICOM is not the only group of nations in the Organisation of American States (OAS) in which division over the response to the situation in Venezuela exists. There is similar division among the members of … Continue reading

Grenada is now a shareholder of LIAT

In exchange for the $1.3 million pumped into LIAT to prevent it from collapse, Grenada has been named the fifth main shareholder to the regional airline; joining countries like Antigua, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica. This was announced by Minister of Trade Industry, Cooperatives and CARICOM Affairs, Hon Oliver Joseph at the weekly held Post Cabinet Briefing at the Ministerial Complex Conference Room on Tuesday. The CARICOM Affairs Minister was unable to disclose the percentage of shares Grenada now holds in LIAT, but said the amount that was paid was in the region of $1.3 million. “When … Continue reading

Henry Joseph celebrates 50 years at Pannel Kerr Forster

He said: Accounting has been defined as a profession of opportunity and reward – I took the opportunity and I didn’t let the reward pass me Longstanding Accountant Henry Joseph was the first born of a single teenaged mother from River Salle, St. Patrick, who then migrated to the United Kingdom and left him and his two younger brothers in the care of his aunts and uncles. Joseph demonstrated that he was destined for brilliance at an early age and received a scholarship that prepared him in later years to become the Managing Partner of one of Grenada’s most reputable … Continue reading

Minding Your Legal Affairs

The Employee’s Rights- Part V So far, the four (4) articles dealing with employee’s rights under the Labour Code have addressed general protections for the employee with penalties for breach of the rights creating those protections, hours of work of employees, annual (vacation) leave and maternity leave. In this week’s article, we will look at the other types of leave provided for under the Employment Act – Sick Leave & Family Leave. It is important to recall that what is set out in the Act are minimum standards, and that employees and employers, either directly or through collective bargaining, can … Continue reading

OIL & GAS: OUR PATRIMONY, GOVERNMENT’S SECRET

In the first part of this article, we indicated that the Production Sharing Agreement (“PSA”) between the Government of Grenada (“GOG”) and GPG dated March 31st 2008, for the “exploration, development and production of offshore petroleum resources of Grenada”, was for an initial period of 4 years and was manifestly disadvantageous to Grenada. Because of the plethora of evidence that showed the PSA and the accompanying 40 year Exploration Licence literally gave away the patrimony of the people of Grenada, the NDC spent 2009 to 2012 working to undo the tremendous damage done by Mitchell and Bowen. During that time, … Continue reading

Statement from Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs on the situation with St. Andrew’s Methodist School

The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs advises the general public that normal school activities at the St. Andrew’s Methodist School have been disrupted due to concerns about the structural integrity of some sections of the school’s plant. Acting on the advice of engineers, and in consultation with the Board of Management of the Methodist School, the following actions have been agreed upon in the interim: – *Classes for students of Grades K to 5, have been suspended until further notice. *Grade 6 students will be accommodated in one section of the school which was cleared for … Continue reading

Fake skills certificates detected in the region

Grenada is among six CARICOM countries that have been on the receiving end of fake skills certificates from CARICOM nationals especially Jamaicans who are seeking employment. This was confirmed by Minister of CARICOM Affairs, Oliver Joseph at Tuesday’s post-Cabinet Press Briefing in which he told reporters that the matter was discussed at the recently held Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) meeting in Guyana. According to Minister Joseph, Grenada had two reported cases in 2018 where fake skills certificates were presented to obtain employment and Jamaica has been recognised as the country where most of the culprits came from. … Continue reading

State Could Pay Millions For Oscar Bartholomew’s Death

The Grenada government could be forced to dole out millions in compensation for the police killing of Grenadian-born naturalized Canadian citizen, Oscar Bartholomew following an incident at the St David Police Station in late December 2011. Government is currently awaiting a report from the office of the Attorney General in order to determine its next course of action after a Judge ruled that the State is financially liable in the death of Bartholomew who is originally from the village of La Tante in St. David. The 39-year old native was on the island vacationing with his Canadian wife when he … Continue reading